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  • Premiered: 
    March 29, 2017
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  • Network: Hulu
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Alison Newman & Moira Buffini 
  • Subject Matter: Period
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    Season 1
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Plot Synopsis

Set against the backdrop of 18th century Georgian London, HARLOTS is a one-hour drama series that offers a brand-new take on the city's most valuable commercial activity -- sex. Based on the stories of real women, the series follows Margaret Wells and her daughters as she struggles to reconcile her roles as mother and brothel owner. When her business comes under attack from Lydia Quigley, a rival madam with a ruthless streak, Margaret will fight back, even if it means putting her family at risk. Meanwhile, Charlotte, Margaret's eldest daughter and the city's most coveted courtesan, begins to grapple with her position in both society and her immediate family. Hulu released the first episode of HARLOTS on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, with an additional episode set to debut each Wednesday afterwards. On Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT HARLOTS had its Season 2 debut, as Hulu released the first two episodes of the new season. When Margaret's daughter Charlotte places herself in the home of arch-rival bawd Lydia Quigley, their toxic and deep-set rivalry is taken to a dangerous new level. Meanwhile, alluring and wealthy socialite Lady Fitz is drawn by Charlotte into the plot against Lydia, as well. When an unyielding new Justice makes a surprise arrest, Margaret and Nancy must race to find witnesses to give evidence against Lydia. Could this finally be their chance to get Lydia to pay for her crimes? While Charlotte struggles with horribly divided loyalties, the community gathers to share its grief. Tempers flare and the women rally against the injustice of the judiciary, with devastating consequences for Nancy.
On Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, Hulu released the Season 2 finale of HARLOTS. In the season ender, Emily's escape pits Lydia and Cunliffe against one another -- which of them can earn the Spartans' trust? Margaret is in trouble, but to preserve her own life might cost another's death. She's faced with a terrible choice.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Monumental Pictures